The dust had barely settled on the 2017 Kennards Hire Rally Australia when Glen Weston announced his decision to retire from co-driving, effective immediately.
Weston, an endodontist in Brisbane, has had an impressive career, spanning 19 years competing on both the national and international rally scene.
A constant in the co-driver’s seat since 1999, Weston competed in the early years with John Goasdoue.
In 2005, Weston completed the Rally of Canberra with Scott Pedder and the pair went on to contest the full Australian Rally Championship (ARC) in 2006. Pedder and Weston continued national competition in 2007, going on to tackle the Asia Pacific Rally Championship in 2008 in a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX.
In 2009, Weston teamed up with Eli Evans for the first time, in what was the beginning of a nine year partnership that would yield three Australian Rally Championships (2012, 2013, 2015) and over 20 round wins. The pair’s success included a record breaking streak of twelve wins on the trot, Evans and Weston surpassing the legendary Possum Bourne’s nine consecutive round wins in the ARC.
Over the years, Weston has also navigated for the likes of Dean Herridge, Molly Taylor and Brendan Reeves.
Upon announcing his retirement on Facebook, there was unanimous acknowledgement from friends and colleagues of a wonderful career. But the overwhelming theme in the comments was recognition of a great bloke always willing to help others, described as ‘a true professional’, ‘a pleasure to be around’ and ’a true gentleman of the sport’.
Congratulations Glen, all the best for the future.